Report: Tom Brady expected to sign with NFC South franchise
Tom Brady announced on Tuesday that he has no plans to return to New England to finish his NFL career, shocking the sports world. Now, just a few hours after the six-time Super Bowl champion tweeted out his plans to leave the Patriots, a destination has been revealed.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Brady is expected to sign a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sending him to the NFC South. There were no mentions of a potential signing date or contract details at this time.
Brady had spent his first 20 years in the NFL with the Patriots, being selected in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft by New England.
Tampa is the expected landing spot for Tom Brady barring anything unforeseen, sources tell me and @JeffDarlington.
There's no signing date or announcement officially set up, but Brady is expected to be a Buccaneer.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
Brady is a six-time Super Bowl champion with the Patriots, and a four-time Super Bowl Most Valuable Player. He’s earned 14 Pro Bowl honors and is a three-time league MVP. During his career, he’s thrown for over 74,000 yards and has 541 touchdown passes in his name.
As time winds down on Brady’s career, however, he wants a change of scenery to close out his NFL tenure. It appears that the destination will be Tampa Bay, unless there’s a sudden change of events.